Friday, 25 October 2013

At last it is half term– it has been a very eventful half term even without including the Ofsted and I know everyone at school is looking forward to the break – we will certainly have to get our energy reserves built up for the next half term which includes all the excitement of Christmas (I do not like mentioning that word in October). It was a long day for everyone in school yesterday because of the parent consultations but I have had lots of positive feedback from my teachers and all the parents I spoke to appeared to be happy with the work we are doing so that is always reassuring for us.

We have seen a change in the weather recently and I think we can say that autumn is definitely upon us so this is a good time to remind everyone that all KS2 will need to be in winter uniform after half term. Some of the children do not like the ties and tend to try to wear them more casually so it would be a great help to us if you could ensure that they do up the top button of their shirt and have the tie pulled up to the collar before they leave home. It does make a difference when all the children are smartly presented. We are also having an increasing amount of children coming to school without their PE kit which is not acceptable. PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday so can you please make sure that your child brings their PE kit to school when they come back after the half term.

After the holiday the Year 6 will be selling poppies in the classrooms all week so if you would like your child to have one, please make sure they come to school with a donation - we at school all think that the Royal British Legion charity is a most worthwhile one to support. We will also be having our annual Bonfire Night with the Rotary Club on November 9th. The winner of the poster competition was presented with their prize this morning (this year the winner was Roxy in Year 3).  If you have not purchased your tickets yet make sure you get them quickly – it is always a great night and not one you would want to miss.

All that is left for me to do now is to wish you a great half term – I hope you all manage to get some rest and relaxation and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 4th November.

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